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Pike Co. students spread Christmas cheer at nursing home

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Some Pike County kids spent Thursday morning spreading Christmas cheer.

Several students from Valley Elementary in Pike County visited folks at Parkview Nursing Home handing out gifts and singing carols.

31 students walked the halls of Parkview Nursing Home Thursday delivering a little Christmas cheer.

"We're just making sure that they have something for christmas and if we're the only ones to get to visit them that they enjoy it," said student Lindsay Proffitt.

Ranging from 3rd to 8th grade, the students made their way to each room delivering gifts and smiles.

"They were more excited about it than I think the children were. They love the younger generation," said Activities Director Teeni Lowe.

The students filled up 121 bags full of blankets, coloring books, hairbrushes, lotions and body wash for all of the residents at Parkview Nursing Home.

"I think it teaches the kids to give back to the community, and to see people receiving things. There's some joy in giving rather than receiving," said Principal Freddie Bowling.

Their voices filled the halls with carols and lit up the faces of those listening.

"It was a really great experience to get to go around and see all of them and sing them songs and stuff," said student Summer Rose.

Spreading the Christmas spirit and teaching the kids the true meaning of the holiday season.

"It felt really good to do this," said student Lauren Compton.

All the students in the school brought in items to help fill the bags.

The is the second year Valley Elementary has visited the nursing home.


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